Alfred Dunhill Links Fantasy Preview

With NHL starting, the PGA TOUR returning, and NFL in full swing, the Euro Tour product is getting pushed to the back of the pile, from a DraftKings perspective. Hopefully, that changes when some of the big events hit the schedule over the next few months. Four of the next six events are a part of Rolex Series, so we should see some star-studded fields.

As for this week, we have a pro-am played across three iconic links venues in Scotland. As you’d expect with a fall event played in the UK, the weather will likely play a big role. If you are playing on DraftKings this week, consider stacking tee-time waves and or stacking starting courses. Also, with three guaranteed rounds, targeting birdie and eagle makers will be as important as ever.

Looking for correlated courses, I’m going to take a peek at Wentworth as well as the following events: 2017 Scottish, 2017 British Masters, 2016 British Masters, 2016 Irish, and 2015 Irish. These are all shorter courses played in the GB&I area.

Now for some performance trends…

Top Performers on Links Layouts (since 2015)

Tyrrell Hatton
Tommy Fleetwood
Graeme McDowell
Richard Sterne
Bradley Dredge
Richie Ramsay
Callum Shinkwin
David Horsey
Ross Fisher
Anthony Wall

Top Performers on Bentgrass Greens (since 2015)

Rory McIlroy
Branden Grace
Byeong Hun An
Martin Kaymer
Chris Wood
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Lee Westwood
Thongchai Jaidee
Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton

Top Performers in Europe (since 2015)

Tyrrell Hatton
Martin Kaymer
Chris Wood
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Lee Westwood
Tommy Fleetwood
Byeong Hun An
Shane Lowry
Ross Fisher
Joost Luiten

Top Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2015)

Rory McIlroy
Byeong Hun An
Branden Grace
Chris Wood
Martin Kaymer
Tyrrell Hatton
Ross Fisher
Shane Lowry
Thomas Aiken
Thongchai Jaidee

Top Performers in the Fall (since 2015)

Rory McIlroy
Chris Wood
Byeong Hun An
Thongchai Jaidee
Victor Dubuisson
Branden Grace
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tyrrell Hatton
Tommy Fleetwood
Shane Lowry

Top Performers on Correlated Courses (since 2015)

Tyrrell Hatton
Chris Wood
Lee Westwood
Byeong Hun An
Shane Lowry
Nicolas Colsaerts
Martin Kaymer
Branden Grace
Thongchai Jaidee
Rikard Karlberg

Golfers that show up on all SIX lists: Tyrrell Hatton

Golfers that show up on 5-of-6 lists: Chris Wood, Byeong Hun An

Golfers that show up on 4-of-6 lists: Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Martin Kaymer, Thongchai Jaidee

Golfers that show up on 3-of-6 lists: Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher

My Top 25 for the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links

1. Tyrrell Hatton
2. Chris Wood
3. Rory McIlroy
4. Shane Lowry
5. Martin Kaymer
6. Tommy Fleetwood
7. Branden Grace
8. Byeong Hun An
9. Matthew Fitzpatrick
10. Lee Westwood
11. Thongchai Jaidee
12. Ross Fisher
13. Julian Suri
14. David Horsey
15. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
16. Alexander Bjork
17. Richard Sterne
18. Paul Dunne
19. Jordan Smith
20. Thorbjorn Olesen
21. Graeme McDowell
22. Fabrizio Zanotti
23. Ryan Fox
24. Dylan Frittelli
25. Richie Ramsay

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